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kids slipper boot pattern


Knitted on the bulky
Tension 5
Size extra small child

Cast on 18 stitches with waste yarn and ravel cord .
with main yarn start the heel Short row down to 8 stitches and out again
Knit 20 rows
Start the toe short row down to 8 stitches and out again
 knit 20 rows
Now you will be adding the cuff I crochet cast on 9 stitches on each side
Now you have 36 stitches
Knit 1 row
Increases: increase 1 stitch at each end of the row
Knit 1 row do this 4 times. You have added 8 stitches You should have 44 stitches
you will be knitting the cuff now
knit 42 rows
turn the tension up to 8 for 1 row ( that will make your lining turn over better)
Knit 42 rows decrease 1 stitch each end knit a row
do this 4 times (you should have decreased 8 stitches and have 36 stitches)
Now cast of 9 stitches on each side having 18 stitches left in the middle
Knit 20 rows short row down to 8 stitches and back out again for the toe
knit 20 rows
Short row down to 8 stitches and back out for the heel knit several rows of waste yarn and remove from the machine.
I sewed up the side seams of the foot first.This slipper has the seam of the cuff going up the back. You need to sew the back seam up first.now match your heel stitches that you have on waste yarn to the edge of cuff (these are the stitches you bound off). sew them together Do your lining the same way. Put one foot inside the other and adjust as needed. I took a few running stitches invisibly on the inside heel seam just to hold together .
Crystal clear or clear as mud?
You can make changes such as have all live stitches instead of the crochet cast ons I used and kitchener stitch your boot. I can’t be bothered it looks fine.
sole

Cast on 14 stitches in a contrasting color I chose a beige
Knit 20 rows
Short row down to 4 stitches and back out for the toe
Knit 20 rows
Short row down to 4 stitches and back out for the heel
Knit several rows of waste yarn remove from the machine
Sew the seam in the middle and sew the side seams.
I turned mine purl side out. I put the seam side of the sole to the sole side of the foot so the seamless side of the sole is on the outside.
Single crochet around the edge of the sole or if you don’t crochet sew the buttonhole stitch around.
I used bobby pins and pined my sole in place matching up the toe and heel
Single crochet to attach or buttonhole stitch again.
Make your boots non slip by applying puff paint or caulking
If they make Dr.Scholls inner soles in kid size that would be a nice addition or maybe cut an adult one to fit they are pretty inexspensive.

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MAKING A BRAIDING DISK

 

 THOSE CORDS!    FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS! You can make a braiding disk out of plastic lids. Help the envoirment, Keep kids entertained.

All instructions with pictures are here

 

 

 http://krafts.blogspot.com/

 

Its fun and you can take it anywhere. Anytime you have to wait destress, work on a cord. Use up the yarn that won't get knitted.

 

 

Here is a picture of a disk I made.

Baby Bunny

 

        

 

Materials:                                                                                                                                                                                      light weight  worsted yarn 

Polyester stuffing

Tapestry needle

 Embroidery floss pink and dark yellow

 Purchased small bow

  4mm black Beads for eyes

 Sewing thread and needle

 Thread in matching colors for bow and bunny

 Hobby knitting machine (mine was done on a Brothers KX350)

 E wrap cast on 20 stitches knit 33 rows

 Take stitches off on tapestry needle pull thread and bind off tightly.

Mattress stitch up back.

 Stuff with polyester stuffing do not over fill and stretch it.

  Find the 16th row and sew a running stitch and pull tightly to form neck and head.

 Sew a running stitch through the first cast on row pull tightly and end off.

 Now you will knit 6  I cords

 Knit 12 rows for the ears make 2

 Knit 11 rows for front paws make 2

 Knit 32 rows for hind legs make 2

 Take the I cords off on a tapestry needle and pull yarn to gather tight. I go back into the I cord with my needle to hide end. This end will have a point that will be the top of the ears and the toes of the feet and paws.

 Sew the ears on the top of the head leaving about a ½ inch between them.

About half way down on the face going in from the back with matching sewing thread bring the needle out the front sew in the bead and go out the back of the head do this for both eyes. If it’s for a small child use yarn and make French knots for eyes.

 One third up from the bottom of head with pink embroidery floss, (I used 3 strands) sew an upside down triangle for a nose and fill in with satin stitch. At the bottom of the triangle sew a straight line down and 2 lines to each side to form mouth. Look at bunny picture.

About 1 inch from neck sew paw I cords to body. Bend them down and angle them slightly and sew to body loosely.

 Hind legs Curl the I cord around to form an oval. It’s should look like a snail. Lightly sew it in place Place each leg on side of bunny look at the picture and try to sew the legs on securely but don’t pull the stitches too tight.

With embroidery floss make three stitches to form toes. Hide ends.

Sew purchase bow under neck with sewing thread.

If you want to you can add blush to cheeks.

  For more pictures look here  http://krafts.blogspot.com/

 

 


 

 

Bottle cap yarn doll

 One of the first projects I ever did was a yarn doll. I wasn't happy with the colored head, how can it be avoided since it was all one piece.

The way I made this doll you can have a natural color face of your choice or not.

We should all be helping keep our planet green !!!

There's no shortage of bottle caps. Here is a free project to use yours up. I used  Gatorade caps.

When I made these dolls I played with them. I was about 8 years old and had a lot of fun  with them all year round.

This doll could be used in a wreath, made in school colors, used as a package top, or a Christmas decoration Make them as a garland for a party.

 

  Yarn doll by Karen Lothrop

              directions at  http://krafts.blogspot.com/       

twirley scarf

For bulky or hobby machine

I used a novelty yarn

cast on every other needle     XOXOXOXOXOX

knit 1 row

You'll be doing short rows

set your machine for hold

*begin on the right side pull one needle out of work knit across and back ( ending with carriage on right side)

On the following rows continue to pull  the next needle on the carriage side out of work and knit 1 row across and back until 1 needle is left in work

Put all needles back in work knit across.* 

Repeat this until your scarf measures 43 inches

(I found different weight make different lengths so I won't bother with an inaccurate row count use your measuring tape)

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envelope bag for gift certificates

Every year I get gift certificates and every year one gets lost.

When people are cleaning up the wrapping paper and cards some times one may go missing.Sometimes the gift envelopes get mistaken for junk mail or opened mail, I'm guessing.

This year I am  going to put them in my knitted envelope. It does not look like bills mail or trash. Its bright red.

I used my embroidery machine on mine.

Its too late to start making them for every one else... maybe next year.

 

  

Bulky  and hobby machine

worsted weight yarn

gauge 4 stitch  7 rows + 1 inch

tapestry needle

tassel  (optional)

 e wrap 36 stitches knit 8 rows

 turn tension up 2 numbers knit 1 row 

turn tension down 2 numbers

knit 8 rows

 hang a hem

knit 20 rows

 Turning row: turn tension up 2 numbers ( or change to a higher number keyplate for a Bond machine) .knit 1 row

turn tension down 2 numbers

now seam as you go. This is where the you seam the sides while you knit

 knit 32 rows

Turning row: turn tension up 2 numbers ( or change to a higher number keyplate for a Bond machine) .knit 1 row

knit 32 rows

crochet cast off

fold the right side and left side of the top toward the middle to make a flap like an envelope.

whip stitch the middle together .

whip stitch the edge down

Preschool ,child, adult size Harry Potter scarf

 

 

 

 

 

I made this on the Bond using keyplate 3

 Gauge: 6 rows  4 stitches = 1 inch

Materials

worsted weight yarn in colors gold and burgundy

tapestry needle

Directions:

Cast on 46 stitches

Knit 20 rows of gold

knit 20 rows of burgundy

Preschool size   repeat until you have 10 sections =   200 rows

Child size   repeat until you have  12 sections =  240 rows

Ladies  repeat until you have 18 sections =  360 rows ( 5 foot scarf)

Man's size knit 20 rows per section make 20 sections =  400 rows (about 5 feet 6 inches)

fold in half mattress stitch up the side here is a source http://www.domiknitrix.com/galleries/mattressstitch/mattress11_lg.html

Make fringe here is a source http://www.expertvillage.com/interviews/afgan-fringe.htm

 

 

 

cotton back scrubber pattern

   

THIS CAN ALSO MAKE A GREAT BAG HANDLE OR AN EXCELLENT DOG LEASH MADE WITH NYLON CORD

                                                        Back scrubber                                                    

 example of how to make braid   

 

Materials

worsted weight cotton yarn such as sugar and cream

Bulky or hobbie machine

tension on 8

Cast on  11 stitches

 knit 10 rows transfer the middle stitch to the right or left and make sure needles are in working position.

knit 10 rows

repeat 6 more times ( 80 rows)

   Now change to another color and repeat the whole thing until you have 80 rows. cast off.

 Now fold in half.

 You have holes every 10 rows up the middle.

Take one side and thread it through the hole at the top.

 For instance if  you have red and black thread the red through the black then thread the black thru the red.

 Keep repeating until you get to the end.

I cord for looped handle on each end:

With the end of your braid with the wrong side facing you hang 4 stitches on the machine

knit 96 rows

hang   the last 4 stitches of the I cord to  the first row of 4 stitches where you began your I cord

knit one row cast off

hide all your loose ends tie a slip knot very close to the braid

If you want to see the back scrubber clearer http://krafts.blogspot.com/

This pattern was asked for by some one who wanted to make these for our troops.

 

 

                                                                                                                  

Red hat done on the Bond

      Back when I had my first machine the Incredible sweater machine I made a hat and I wrote this.

This hat fit me loose I have a big head Adjust accordenly

Gauge 4 stitches per inch 7.5 rows per inch


I cast on 90 stitches key plate 3 red heart yarn

 knit about 5 inches hang hem.

 knit 4 inches knit 6 rows of
waste yarn take off machine.

pull out 45 needles  and rehang knitting (put 2 stitches on every
needle), either knit  1 row manually or run carriage over it. knit 5 rows again.

 knit 6 rows of waste yarn( you can do less I feel safer ) take off the machine and rehang on  23 needles 
knit one row
knit 5 rows now just do the decrease on the machine (put 2 stitches on every
needle) knit one row. Bind off by picking up stitches with a tapestry needle or double eye tool pull tight end off.

I steamed this and the top
was nice and smooth.

bouillion trim

1. Cast on 3 stitches knit using tuck card 1 x1. If you have no patterning make a fat I cord. Knit until the trim is as long as you think you need and then knit several rows of waste yarn.

 

2. Next pick up 3 stitches on the edge of your trim, work from the opposite end the ending waste yarn is on. That way if you need more or less you can add or subtract.

 

3. Knit 30 rows

 

4. Now you twist and twist it until it’s twisted up to the top and bottom about 15-20 times hold it.

 

5. Pick up 3 stitches from the edges and hang on the same needles. I pull the needles all the way out and make sure everything is behind the latches knit 1 row. Continue across. 

 

This was done on the bulky and can be done on any machine with any yarn.

 

blanket trim on a bulky

         

 I made a baby blanket and   needed a trim fast.
 hang the blanket edge longways on the machine knitted 5 rows.

 I transferred every other stitch

 knit one row put all needles back into work knit 5 more rows.

hang your hem knit 1 row

finish with a crochet cast off.

 Well it makes a bump so when it tries to roll  it hits the
bump. The bottom curls a little steam will take care of it. you have 
 holes.

 now make I cords to weave through the holes

I made 2 colors red and black for a football coach it was his teams colors

You can tie the i cords or sew them down hiding your ends

Pie crust join as you go trim

                                                  

 

Pick up 3 stitches with the back side facing you .Hang one  afghan panel.

 

Pick up 3 stitches of the second panel and hang on the same three stitches.. Depending on your machine you can do one row manually if it jams on you.

Now knit 8 rows. Continue all the way across.

Here’s how it looks finished. Something like a cable . Its fuller and raised up. I think it gives a nice finish. Try it on a small piece first

knitted pants done on the bulky



I just used Simply soft yarn . I have a 40 inch hip so I decided 10 inch X 4
panels. the gauge was about 4 stitch for an inch on my swatch. I cast on 40
stitches.I knitted 90 rows increased 1 on each end and again on rows 113
134 156 then knit even till row 167 then bind of 10 stitches. you do all 4
pieces the same except for reversing where you bind off stitches for the
crotch I bound off 10 stitches. You need to do 2 with 10 bound off on the
left side and 2 with 10 bound on the right side. you need 4 pieces to make
your pants. For the 2 fronts Once you get this far put the first panel on
waste yarn, knit the second panel just leave it on the machine.Ok if you
bound of 10 on the left find the panel that you bound off 10 on the right
and hang it right next to it. these measurements are for me you need to
measure yourself.Now if you want hip hugger knit to row 204 if you want
higher knit to row 228 .For the back do the other 2 panels the same way
except you want to do short rows to add for some seat. Shut off the row
counter.You are going to put 1/4 of the stitches in the middle in work
position. I had 80 needles so that's 20 so 30 on each side are in hold. each
row bring 3 needles back into work wrapping the last stitch so you don't get
a hole.This gave me I think 2 1/2 inches it look like a crescent. Now knit
the amount of rows 204 or 228 or what ever is going to fit you.sew your
crotch seams. sew your inner and outer seams I did mine on the sewing
machine steam the top and fold over sew down for a casing. put elastic in I
just let the hem roll or you can crochet the bottom which I might do

cut and sew tutorial

for a cut and sew tutorial visit my blog I also have how to add faux leather to a knitted purse

http://krafts.blogspot.com/

fun fur cowl machine knitted on a bulky

     I made a fun fur cowl I knitted it sideways.
start with waste yarn and ravel cord cast on 60 needles.

knit until it was 26 inches long .graft it together
 fun fur looks gorgeous. Its soft warm and comfortable

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All patterns here were designed by Karen Lothrop

 

 

 

Coffe cup Cozy

The easiest one I have done is like making a cuff.
 measure your coffee cup. Then know your gauge.
I have a coffee mug here that measures 9 inches around.
On the worsted weight I have using on my 9mm machine, I get 4 stitches per inch 6 rows per inch
Knitting stretches so lets go for 8 inches around.
I measured  up the side of the cup.
For me 2 1/2 inches looks good.
I am going to double that measurement.
 
Cast on with the crochet cast on  32 stitches or what ever cast on give you the stretchiest edge.
6 rows per inch and I want it 2 and 1/2 inches finished. Its going to be folded in half so I need twice that.
I would knit 28 rows bring the bottom edge up to hang a hem and  knit across then crochet cast off. That would give you 30 rows.
You could take it off on waste yarn if you wanted to do any embroidery on it before you hang a hem.
If you using a to go cup just mattass stitch up the side and you are done. If you have a handle you need to leave a space open for that.
You will have to figure out your own measurents I find every yarn knits different even if its regular or worsted weight. Ombres are thinner so is simply soft. Carons 1 lb is much thicker. Perfect match is thicker.
Thats what I have done you could try a mock rib and see how you like that. The doubled one gives the better insulation.

 

kids knitted lined boot

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 Knitted lined Boot

 

 

Knitted on the bulky

Tension 5

Size extra small child

 

Cast on 18 stitches with waste yarn and ravel cord .

 

 Start the heel Short row down to 8 stitches and out again

 

Knit 20 rows

 

Start the toe short row down to 8 stitches and out again

 

Now you will be adding the cuff I crochet cast on 9 stitches on each side

Now you have 36 stitches

Knit 1 row

Increases:   increase 1 stitch at each end of the row

Knit  1 row    do this 4 times. You have added 8 stitches You should have 44 stitches

 

you will be knitting the cuff now

knit 42 rows

turn the tension up  to 8 for 1 row ( that will make your lining turn over better)

Knit 42 rows decrease 1 stitch each end knit a row

 do this 4 times (you should have decreased 8 stitches and have 36 stitches)

Now cast of 9 stitches on each side having 18 stitches left in the middle

Knit 20 rows short row down to 8 stitches and back out again for the  toe

 knit 20 rows

Short row down to 8 stitches and back out for the heel knit several rows of waste yarn and remove from the machine.

 

I sewed up the side seams of the foot first then the back seam of the cuff and lastly the heel. Put one foot inside the other and adjust as needed. I took a few running stitches invisibly on the inside heel seam just to hold together .

You can make changes such as have all live stitches instead of the crochet cast ons I used and kitchener stitch your boot. I can’t be bothered it looks fine.

 

Sole

Cast on 14 stitches in a contrasting color I chose a beige

Knit 20 rows

 

Short row down to 4 stitches and back out for the toe

 

Knit 20 rows

 

Short row down to 4 stitches and back out for the heel

 

Knit several rows of waste yarn remove from the machine

 

Sew the seam in the middle and sew the side seams

 

Single crochet around the edge of the sole or if you don’t crochet sew the buttonhole stitch around.

 

I used bobby pins and pined my sole in place matching up the toe and heel 

Single crochet to attach or buttonhole stitch again.

 

Make your boots non slip by applying puff paint or caulking